In the Shadows

    All titles (2)
    Feature Film | 2018-2020 | Adventure, Drama, Dystopia | Turkey

    Project data

    Length of movie95'
    Aspect ratioCinemascope (1 : 2,39)
    Sound formatDolby SRD / Dolby digital (5.1, 6 channels)


    Brief synopsis

    In a dystopia of undefined time a group of people living in a mining factory are being controlled by the omnipresent surveillance system of the Officials.
    Based on sorrow for the loss of his co-worker friend the protagonist, the Miner, begins to doubt the system he lives in. After he gets infected by a mysterious disease in the mines, he becomes sick and scars begin to appear on his body. He tries to hide this from other workers and the surveillance system by covering the scars with clothes and mud. In his fear and despair to be discovered the Miner begins to hope for help from marshes near the factory. This vain hope and strong doubt make him more weak and desperate over time. With the progression of the disease scars begin to appear all over his body, which makes him look like an animal. This is when he realizes that his existence depends on the destruction of the system which is dark better than he thought. He should be that monster to destroy it.


    ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
    Numan AcarZait [L]
    Vedat ErincinRepairman [SR]
    Ahmet Melih YilmazAti [SR]
    Emrullah ÇakayGenious [SR]
    Muharrem BayrakYabgu [SR]
    Selin KavakHura [SR]


    Director of photographyHayk Kirakosyan
    DirectorErdem Tepegöz
    EditorArzu Volkan
    Assistant editorMesut Ulutas
    ComposerGreg Dombrowski
    ProducerUmut Özçorlu
    ProducerFigen Ermek Özçorlu
    Associate producerZeynep Can
    Associate producerMurat Yavuz
    Associate producerTugba Akpinar
    Production managerNikoloz Gabedava
    ScreenwriterErdem Tepegöz

    Production companies

    Contact Film Works [tr]

    Distributing companies

    Contact Film Works [tr]
    Patra Spanou Film [de]


    Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
    Erdem Tepegöz2020Moscow International Film Festival [ru]Silver George - Special Jury PrizeWinner


    2020RussiaMoscow International Film FestivalMain Competition


    Theatre releaseTurkeyFriday, 24/09/2021
    PremiereMonday, 05/10/2020Moscow International Film Festival [ru]